The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 30 (1952) > Issues > Issue 7 > "Degree of Fixity" Methods for Certain Sway Problems
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"Degree of Fixity" Methods for Certain Sway Problems

Summary “Degree of Fixity” methods have been widely developed for application to those cases of rigid frame analysis where sway may be neglected. In this note, the basis of these methods is examined and it is shown that the concept of “equivalent stiffness” is preferable that of “degree of fixity.” By means of this approach the methods are then extended to solve two problems where sway is of importance, namely, wind loading on multi-storey buildings, and continuous beams on elastic supports. R.H. Wood and E. Goodwin

Author(s): Wood, R H;Goodwin, E

Keywords: frames;analysis;sway;wind loads;multistorey buildings